Monday, October 26, 2009

WaPo: A Crucial Last Dash For Deeds Backers

OBAMA 'SURGE' VOTERS SEEN AS KEY 'I'm concerned. There's a lot of work to do in 10 days.'

By Sandhya Somashekhar
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, October 26, 2009

A year ago, the sidewalk would have been full of volunteers ready to fan out into the neighborhoods with satchels full of campaign fliers. But on Saturday morning, it was just Tiffany Quivers, standing in front of a Fairfax County strip mall in a "Seize the Day" T-shirt, getting a last-minute primer about the Democrats on the Nov. 3 ballot.

It was a troubling start for Quivers, a Virginia native who until two weeks ago had little to say about Democratic gubernatorial hopeful R. Creigh Deeds. Her family, die-hard Democrats from tiny Charles City outside of Richmond, had seemed "blasé" about him. Then the group Black Women for Obama for Change endorsed him, persuading her to sign up for his campaign to prevent Virginia from returning to its old conservative ways by supporting former attorney general Robert F. McDonnell, Deeds's Republican opponent.

"I'm concerned," she said, sliding into her gray Lexus after picking up her clipboard of names and addresses. "There's a lot of work to do in 10 days."

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